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  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Spa
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When you stay at Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa in Rarotonga, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to Te Vara Nui Village and Tikioki Marine Sanctuary. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of Beachcomber Pearl Market and Cook Islands Library and Museum.


Make yourself at home in one of the 7 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Kitchens are outfitted with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and DVD players are provided for your entertainment.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), wedding services, and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

A complimentary breakfast is included.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

How to Get There

Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa
Main Rd, Muri Beach
Rarotonga, Cook Islands


5.0 Excellent 487 Reviews
Spectacular on every level
Reviewed 14 hours ago

I hardly know where to start, but I'll start with Belinda and Andrew, the owners of Rumours. From the very beginning (as in the day I made my booking), those two treated me like royalty. Actually, royalty AND family. They took note of EVERY request and paid impeccable attention to detail, ensuring that my stay would be as flawless as it was memorable. I traveled with my two teenage sons and, upon arrival, discovered that Belinda upgraded us to a spa villa (#7). To be honest, I started crying when I walked into the villa, a 2-story, immaculate, perfectly furnished oasis on the beach. There was a private pool with a waterfall, INDOOR waterfall in front of my bedroom, hot tub, and deck with stairs to the pristine beach (where our kayaks were waiting). Every morning, a breakfast tray was delivered with bounty of fresh items (including raw ingredients that I was able to cook in our well-appointed kitchen). Belinda and Andrew also took care of "extras", such as hiring electric bikes that were there upon our arrival, confirming flights, and arranging activities on the island. Rumours is conveniently situated near Muri Beach, an excellent area for the night market and a variety of dining options (we rode bikes to dinner every night). And the spa... one of the best massages I've ever had. I could go on and on, but one thing is clear: you will NOT be disappointed with this 5 star accommodation. I couldn't possibly give a higher review. After 6 nights in this magical place, it was hard to leave.

The shower was to die for
Reviewed 3 days ago

Rumours waterfall spa ? Got a couples 45 minute massage and a shower for $190. We were in the same room and massages by experienced trained masseurs. Apparently one of the best trained spa’s in Rarotonga according to our hosts at Ariana. I then had a shower after but my partner didn’t and that was the highlight for me. There was a cobble stone waterfall with open windows at the top and you shower underneath it looking out at the swinging palm trees. The products were so nice too. I recommend.

Relaxing & Refreshing at Rumours Rarotonga
Reviewed 7 days ago

We had a family trip staying at Rumours for a week.... it was not long enough! Great location right on the beach, superb villas and the hospitality from Andrew and Belinda was first class. Highly recommended!

Recommend with out hesitation
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Rumours . We stayed 7 nights in villa # 6 . Every thing was top notch. Wonderful staff , beautiful accommodation and view . Andrew and Belinda were very friendly and helpful .
Very romantic and private. Everything we hoped it would be . Well worth the 9 hour flight. Hope to be back .

Fantastic spacious beachfront luxury villa with top personal attention from the owners.
Reviewed 1 month ago

Our family of four (adult children) had an incredible week at Rumours. Can highly recommend the villas. Semi-private beachfront away from the other Muri beach resorts.
Belinda and Andrew are fantastic hosts and assisted with information and bookings for beyond what we expected. Will definitely be back one day!